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How to Watch the IPL in the USA

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JioCinema broadcasts every 2024 IPL match for free on its website and app, but it’s geo-restricted to users in India. To access these IPL live streams from the USA, get an Indian IP address by connecting to a VPN server in India.

IPL cricket batsman hitting a ball, with a bowler in yellow observing. Set against a stylized shield, representing VPN protection.

While the Indian Premier League (IPL) showcases dozens of fast-paced T20 matches featuring global cricket stars, US viewers face limited access.

Contrary to information elsewhere, this year’s IPL season is not available to access on ESPN+ or Hotstar. Willow TV, a paid subscription service, holds the exclusive US broadcasting rights for the league in 2024.

We tested streaming services from around the world and found that JioCinema, which requires an Indian IP address, is the only broadcaster covering every game for free.

Quick Summary: How to Watch the IPL on JioCinema from the USA

  1. Get a reliable VPN: Choose one that offers servers in India and works with JioCinema. ExpressVPN and Surfshark are our top choices and both offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
  2. Install the VPN app and connect to a server in India.
  3. Open your browser and visit JioCinema: Click the ‘TATA IPL’ section or the match from the home screen to start streaming.

For more specific instructions, read detailed instructions for each device in the sections below.

By using a virtual private network (VPN), you can appear to be in India by temporarily replacing your IP address, which will give you access to every IPL match for free.

You don’t need an Indian phone number to watch IPL matches on JioCinema, despite what some other websites claim. While other content on the platform does require one, our experience has shown that this isn’t true for accessing IPL games.

Not every VPN works, though. Fewer than half of VPNs offer servers in India, and JioCinema enforces strict VPN detection and geo-blocks for those that do.

In this guide, we’ll break down exactly how to watch IPL 2024 in the USA, how to install and use a VPN on any device, and which VPNs can bypass JioCinema’s geo-blocks.

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Where to Watch IPL in the USA

To watch IPL matches live in the USA without a VPN, Willow TV is your only option. It’s available through their website or as a channel on various cable and streaming services.

Here’s how to find Willow TV on popular providers:

TV Provider Where to Watch Package Requirements Monthly Price
Willow TV Streaming service None $9.99
Dish Channel 9997 Available standalone $14.99
Sling TV Streaming service Available standalone $9.99
Spectrum Varies by region Spectrum TV Gold $59.99
Xfinity Channel 3101 Willow: Cricket $14.99

Why We Recommend Using a VPN With JioCinema

We found that using JioCinema with an Indian VPN server provided a significantly more cost-effective and enjoyable experience than Willow.

JioCinema is 100% free and matches or exceeds Willow in every area, including an excellent user interface and Full HD live streams. It’s also easily accessible using ExpressVPN, which allows you to change your virtual location to India, and it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

You can compare JioCinema with Willow TV in the table below:

Service Attribute JioCinema Willow TV
IP Address Location Required India USA
Streaming Quality Full HD (1080p) Full HD (1080p)
User Experience Good Poor
Commentary Language English English
Monthly Price 100% Free $9.99
Free Trial Available Not Required No

As well as requiring a paid subscription, Willow is one of the worst streaming sites we’ve ever used. The stream would often cut to ads when we were listening to post-over commentary because Willow adds its own commercial breaks on top of Sky’s feed.

It also lacks rewind or fast-forward capabilities, and the website is extremely difficult to navigate, promoting news stories and short videos over live IPL games.

By contrast, JioCinema contains ads, but it only cuts to them during an interval of play and when commentary and analysis has stopped. Its interface is also far easier to navigate than Willow’s, with live matches easily accessible from the home page or via the ‘TATA IPL’ tab.

Comparison of JioCinema and Willow TV's iOS apps

JioCinema (left) is easier to navigate compared than Willow TV (right).

Though we were able to get around some of Willow’s interface challenges by accessing it as a Sling TV add-on, the issues with the broadcast remained. Regardless of price, JioCinema provides a much better overall experience to Willow.

How to Stream the IPL With a VPN

The way to access live IPL matches on JioCinema varies by device, and it’s often more complex than just connecting to a VPN and launching JioCinema. Below, you can find quick navigation links for instructions on various devices:

Desktop or Laptop (Windows & macOS)

Using a VPN to watch the IPL on your desktop or laptop is straightforward. Connect to an Indian VPN server that is compatible with JioCinema (like either of ExpressVPN’s), and open the site in your web browser. You can see more in-depth instructions below.

Here’s how to use a VPN to access free IPL live streams on a computer:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that works with JioCinema: ExpressVPN and Surfshark were the most reliable in our testing and both offer a 30-day refund period.
  2. Download and install the VPN software from the VPN website.
  3. Open the VPN application and log in using your credentials.
  4. Connect to a VPN server in India.
  5. Navigate to the JioCinema website and click ‘TATA IPL’ from the top navigation bar.
  6. Select the game you want to watch and the video will load: Click the settings icon at the top-right of the video player and choose ‘Full HD’ for the best quality video.
  7. Request a refund from the VPN service within 30 days: The quickest way to do this is via live chat. You will receive a full refund.

You can see us using ExpressVPN to live stream CSK vs RCB for free in the video below:

Android

Unlike on iOS, the JioCinema Android app can’t be installed from Google Play using a US Google account. We also don’t recommend installing an APK file from a third party website as these can contain malware.

Instead, we found a workaround where you can stream live matches from JioCinema using Android’s web browser.

Here’s how to access IPL on JioCinema using a VPN on Android:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that works with JioCinema: ExpressVPN and Surfshark are reliable options that also have a user-friendly app for Android.
  2. Download the VPN app from Google Play and log in using your account details.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a VPN server in India.
  4. Open your Android device’s web browser: Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser will work.
  5. Go to the JioCinema website and find the “TATA IPL” section.
  6. Tap the game you want to stream and wait for the video to load: Videos took longer to load on Android, so you might have to wait around 15 seconds.
  7. Tap the speech bubble icon at the top right of the video player and select English: Unlike on some other devices, you will have to manually change to English commentary.
Watching the IPL on Android

You can access JioCinema via your Android’s web browser.

iPhone & iPad

In contrast to Android, the JioCinema iOS app is available from the US App Store and is relatively simple to access. You won’t need to change your account region to download it.

Here’s how to watch the IPL for free on iOS:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that works with JioCinema: ExpressVPN and Surfshark worked best for us and both offer an easy-to-use iOS app.
  2. Download JioCinema from the App Store: You won’t need an Indian App Store account or be connected to a VPN server yet.
  3. Download the VPN app from the App Store and log in using your account details.
  4. Connect to an Indian VPN server.
  5. Open the JioCinema app and deny GPS location permission.
  6. Choose the game you want to watch from the home screen.
Watching the IPL on iOS


You can stream IPL games through the JioCinema iOS app.

Fire TV & Android TV

You will not be able to download the JioCinema app on Fire TV and Android TV without an Indian Amazon or Google account. However, we discovered that you can access JioCinema using a web browser on these streaming devices.

Here’s how to watch live IPL encounters on Fire TV and Android TV using a VPN:

  1. On a laptop or mobile device, sign up for a VPN service that unblocks JioCinema: ExpressVPN and Surfshark work reliably and offer intuitive apps for streaming devices.
  2. Download and open the VPN app from the Amazon Appstore or Google Play.
  3. Connect to a VPN server in India.
  4. Launch a web browser on your streaming device: On Fire TV, open the pre-installed Silk Browser. Android TV doesn’t have a built-on browser, so we recommend downloading the BrowseHere app from Google Play.
  5. Open the JioCinema website and select the match from the home screen.
Watching the IPL on FireTV

You can stream IPL games on JioCinema using the built-in Silk browser.

Apple TV, Roku, LG & Samsung Smart TVs

We noticed that when using AirPlay with JioCinema, the destination device does not require a VPN connection. This makes it far easier to set up on AirPlay-compatible devices that don’t natively support VPN applications, such as Roku, LG, and Samsung Smart TVs, but you will still need an iOS device.

Here’s how to watch live IPL matches on AirPlay-enabled streaming devices:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that has Indian servers and can reliably unblock JioCinema: We recommend ExpressVPN.
  2. Download the JioCinema app onto your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Download and install the iOS VPN app and connect to an Indian server.
  4. Open the JioCinema app and select the IPL game you want to watch.
  5. Once the video starts loading, tap the AirPlay icon at the top right of the screen: It’s depicted as a rectangular TV screen with a triangle at its base. If the icons aren’t visible, tap the screen to reveal them.
  6. Select the name of your AirPlay-compatible device from the list of options.
  7. The IPL match will start streaming on your TV.
IPL on Apple TV via AirPlay

You can watch IPL on your TV via iOS AirPlay.

Chromecast

JioCinema offers a more user-friendly experience compared to many geo-restricted streaming platforms when it comes to accessing it via Chromecast. Unlike other services, our research found that your Chromecast doesn’t need to be connected to a VPN server in India, simplifying the setup process.

Here are the instructions for streaming IPL matches on Chromecast using a VPN:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that streams JioCinema: Based on our testing, ExpressVPN, Surfshark, PrivateVPN, and Windscribe have proven to be effective.
  2. Download the VPN app onto your mobile and connect to a VPN server in India.
  3. Cast it according to your mobile device type:
    1. iOS: Install the JioCinema app from the App Store. Open the app and navigate to the match you want to watch. Tap the casting icon, which looks like a rectangle with curved lines on the bottom-left corner, located at the top right of the screen. Then, choose your Chromecast from the list of available devices.
    2. Android: Visit the JioCinema website as you won’t be able to download the app without an Indian Google Play account. Select the match you want to view. Next, access your device’s Quick Settings, select ‘Screen Cast’ or ‘Smart View’, and then pick your Chromecast device from the list.
  4. The IPL game will start showing on your TV via the Chromecast.
IPL on Chromecast

Watching the IPL on Chromecast.

Alternative Sites for Watching the IPL Using a VPN

So far in this guide, we’ve detailed the process for accessing live streams of the IPL on JioCinema with a VPN. We’ve focused on this service as it’s the only 100% free service that’s broadcasting the 2024 IPL season.

However, using a VPN, there are additional platforms available for streaming the IPL from the USA. Kayo Sports and Now (Sky Sports) are the only two services offering match broadcasts in English. To access Kayo Sports, you’ll need an Australian phone number, while Now requires a UK payment method.

You can compare these alternatives to JioCinema in the table below:


JioCinema Kayo Sports Now (Sky Sports)
IP Address Location Required India Australia UK
Streaming Quality 1080p (Full HD) Up to 4K (UHD) 720p (HD)
Requires Local Phone Number No Can be bypassed using virtual phone number No
Requires Local Payment Details Not required No Yes
Monthly Price 100% Free $16.25 $44.00
Free Trial Not Required 7 days No

We’ll detail the benefits and drawbacks of using these platforms for IPL streaming in the sections below.

Kayo Sports

Watching the IPL on Kayo Sports

Pros compared to JioCinema Cons compared to JioCinema
Fewer ad breaks Only available free for 7 days
Up to 4K resolution with the Basic plan Expensive subscription plans
Streaming on devices like Chromecast requires additional setup

SUMMARY:

Kayo Sports is only recommended as an alternative to JioCinema for IPL viewers who want to access matches in 4K UHD. While Kayo Sports offers a 7-day free trial, its subscription plans, starting at $16.25 per month, are significantly more expensive than JioCinema’s free service.

Kayo Sports is an excellent sports-focused streaming service that’s broadcasted every IPL game in Australia since 2018. The website is easy to navigate and includes a dedicated IPL tab from its top navigation bar. As a premium service, IPL broadcasts on Kayo Sports contain significantly fewer ads than JioCinema and Willow.

The platform’s two subscription options are relatively expensive: the ‘One’ plan costs $16.25 and the ‘Basic’ plan costs $22.75. Both tiers have a 7-day free trial and can be purchased using a US payment method.

The main advantage to using Kayo Sports instead of JioCinema is the availability of 4K live streaming with the Basic subscription plan. This surpasses JioCinema, which is limited to 1080p (Full HD) resolution, providing an enhanced viewing experience.

We found that Kayo Sports requires your Chromecast to have an Australian IP address for streaming. Since most Chromecast devices don’t support VPN apps, you’ll have to use a VPN-enabled router or establish a VPN mobile hotspot, both of which are relatively complex solutions. In contrast, streaming to Chromecast via JioCinema does not require a VPN connection, making the setup process significantly easier.

Here’s how to stream the IPL on Kayo Sports from the USA:

  1. Sign up for and install a VPN service that works with Kayo Sports: NordVPN and Proton VPN worked reliably in our use. ExpressVPN cannot access it.
  2. Connect to a VPN server in Australia: NordVPN’s Australia #694 server worked for us.
  3. Open the Kayo Sports website and create an account: From the home screen, click ‘New to Kayo? Try Free Now’ and select the ‘Basic’ plan for the best streaming quality. Use a virtual phone system, like CallHippo, to receive the SMS authentication.
  4. Select the IPL game you want to watch under the ‘Live & Upcoming’ heading on the website’s home screen.

Now (Sky Sports)

Watching the IPL on Now Sports

Pros compared to JioCinema Cons compared to JioCinema
Compatible with far more VPN services Very expensive
Doesn’t offer a free trial
Lower video resolution
Requires local payment details number
Lacks interactive video elements

SUMMARY:

There is no reason to use Now over JioCinema or Kayo Sports. The streaming service is extremely expensive, it broadcasts in a low resolution, and it doesn’t include any interactive features like the other options.

Now is a popular UK-based online streaming platform from Sky Sports, which offers coverage of every IPL match in the 2024 season. Despite claims from other websites, Now is the exclusive broadcaster of the IPL in the UK, following the early termination of DAZN’s five-year contract, which ended after just one season at the end of the 2023 IPL season.

The service provides quick access to the standard Sky Sports Cricket TV channel, simply mirroring the traditional channel without integrating any interactive features. This contrasts with JioCinema, which enables you to choose from multiple camera angles and change commentary language.

Disappointingly, Now costs the equivalent of $44.00 per month and only broadcasts IPL matches in 720p resolution. Opting for Full HD quality requires an additional payment, totaling $51.50 monthly. Despite being completely free, JioCinema streams every match in Full HD.

While Now is accessible without a UK phone number, a UK-based payment method is still required. As a result, Now is no easier to access from the USA than JioCinema.

Here’s how to stream the IPL on Now from the USA:

  1. Subscribe to a VPN that works with Now and download the app: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark, CyberGhost, and many other VPNs can access Now.
  2. Connect to a VPN server in the UK.
  3. Open the Now website and create an account: You’ll need to purchase a ‘Sports Month’ pass. You’ll also need local payment details, which can be bypassed using a gift card.
  4. Start streaming the IPL match: Click ‘Sport’ at the top of the screen and scroll down to the ‘Channels’ section. Then, scroll to the right and click Sky Sports Cricket. The live match, as well as on-demand replays, will open.

The Best VPNs for Streaming the 2024 IPL

Based on our results, the best VPNs for accessing free IPL live streams are:

  1. ExpressVPN: Best VPN for Streaming the IPL Overall
  2. Surfshark: Best Cheap VPN for Streaming the IPL

Both of these VPNs could consistently access JioCinema over a long testing period. They also have fast speeds connecting to India for streaming IPL matches in Full HD without buffering or lag.

Disappointingly, we couldn’t access the IPL on JioCinema with any completely free VPNs. Most popular free VPNs, like Windscribe Free and Proton VPN Free, lack Indian servers.

While PrivadoVPN Free, Psiphon, VPN Proxy Master, and SkyVPN offer Indian IP addresses, JioCinema consistently detected and blocked them.

Only 4 of 65 VPNs could unblock JioCinema: ExpressVPN, Surfshark, PrivateVPN, and Windscribe Pro. However, we experienced usability issues with the latter two, such as blurry video streams and persistent black screens.

In contrast, we didn’t encounter any such issues with ExpressVPN and Surfshark. Additionally, these services offer at least a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing for a risk-free trial period.

You can compare the two best VPNs for the streaming geo-blocked IPL matches in the table below:

ExpressVPN Surfshark
Works with JioCinema Yes Yes
US-Asia Download Speed 83Mbps (17% speed loss) 84Mbps (16% speed loss)
Indian Server Locations New Delhi (via UK) and Chennai (via Singapore) Delhi, Mumbai
Indian Servers Undisclosed 50
Smart DNS Doesn’t work with JioCinema Doesn’t work with JioCinema
Apple TV App Yes No
Cheapest Price $6.67 $2.21
Type of Free Access Mobile 7-day free trial & 30-day money-back guarantee Mobile 7-day free trial & 30-day money-back guarantee

1. ExpressVPN: Best Overall VPN for Streaming the IPL

ExpressVPN's app for iOS

Pros Cons
Works with JioCinema on every Indian VPN server No 100% free option
Multiple Indian servers Expensive pricing plans
Fast speeds on Indian servers for seamless streaming Smart DNS service doesn’t work with JioCinema
Offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 7-day mobile free trial
User-friendly apps for all popular devices

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for watching the IPL from the USA. It always worked to bypass geo-blocks on JioCinema, has multiple Indian servers, and maintains fast speeds across its server network to access live streams in the highest resolution.

Accessing IPL live streams

Over our entire testing period, ExpressVPN never failed to unblock JioCinema. We could access it regardless of the server we were connected to, unlike Surfshark and PrivateVPN, where we had to connect to a specific server location.

ExpressVPN also reliably unblocked other websites that are broadcasting the IPL, like Kayo Sports on an Australian server and Now while connected to a UK server.

Using ExpressVPN with with JioCinema to watch the IPL

ExpressVPN’s India servers streamed every IPL match.

Indian Server Network

ExpressVPN provides Indian IP addresses from New Delhi (via UK) and Chennai (via Singapore). The servers aren’t physically located in India, sidestepping the need to collect user data in compliance with local laws. We’re glad that ExpressVPN has provided this workaround rather than exiting the country entirely, as NordVPN and Atlas VPN have done.

Download Speeds

According to our in-house tests, ExpressVPN is one of the fastest VPNs when connecting to servers around the world. We recorded an average download speed loss of just 15% to 85Mbps when connecting to far-away servers, which is more than fast enough for streaming JioCinema in 1080p.

Plus, with a virtual Indian server conveniently located in the UK, speeds were much faster connecting from the US due to the reduced distance.

Interface & Device Compatibility

ExpressVPN’s easy-to-use apps are available for every popular device, including Windows, iOS, and Fire TV. Unlike every other VPN that works with JioCinema, ExpressVPN also has an Apple TV app.

Pricing & Free Access

ExpressVPN’s paid subscription plans are expensive, costing $12.95 when paid monthly and $6.67 per month on a 15-month plan. However, the VPN service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can use it for a month and get your money back in full.

2. Surfshark: Best Cheap VPN for Streaming the IPL

Surfshark VPN's app for iOS

Pros Cons
More Indian servers than any other VPN Doesn’t unblock JioCinema on every Indian server
Consistently unblocks JioCinema No completely free tier
Cheap subscription plans and generous money-back guarantee No Apple TV app
7-day free trial on mobile devices Can’t get an Indian IP address using Smart DNS
Works with Kayo & Now

Surfshark is an excellent alternative to ExpressVPN for accessing JioCinema on a budget. Though it’s slower and compatible with fewer devices than ExpressVPN, Surfshark is $4 cheaper per month and still works to reliably access JioCinema.

Accessing IPL Live Streams

During our use, Surfshark could only unblock JioCinema on its Delhi server. While connected to this location, we were always able to bypass JioCinema’s geo-blocks, though the video would sometimes take over 10 seconds to load.

More positively, once loaded, the video would display in the highest resolution without any pixelation. In contrast, with Windscribe Pro, the match footage was so blurred it made the content practically unviewable.

Using Surfshark with JioCinema to watch the IPL

We streamed the IPL for free using Surfshark’s 7-day free trial.

Indian Server Network

Surfshark has 50 VPN servers in India, which is more than any other VPN. However, it still only allows you to switch between two virtual server locations — Delhi and Mumbai. This is the same amount of locations as ExpressVPN and PrivateVPN, but 1 more than Windscribe.

Download Speeds

Unlike ExpressVPN, Surfshark randomly rotates the locations of its Indian servers between the UK, Netherlands, and Singapore. As a result, its speed performance can vary greatly depending on where the server is located at any given time.

Generally, though, Surfshark is sufficiently fast for streaming the IPL in the maximum resolution available. We recorded an average download speed loss of 17% when connecting to international server locations, which always meant matches were high quality.

Interface & Device Compatibility

Surfshark’s apps are consistent across platforms and are simple to use. It provides apps for most popular devices, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Fire TV, but unlike ExpressVPN, it doesn’t have a dedicated tvOS app. It’s Smart DNS feature doesn’t allow you to geo-spoof your location to India, either, so it’s not well-suited for many streaming devices.

Pricing & Free Access

Surfshark offers a 7-day free trial on mobile devices and a 30-day money-back guarantee on all plans, which you can use twice. Together, these mean you can use Surfshark for up to 67 days at no cost. Windscribe’s money-back guarantee period is only 3 days, and ExpressVPN and PrivateVPN only allow you to take advantage of it once.

How We Tested & Chose the Best VPNs for the IPL

To find the very best VPNs for streaming the IPL from anywhere, we identified VPNs that matched the following criteria:

  • Reliably unblocks JioCinema: We made sure each VPN successfully bypassed the geo-restrictions on JioCinema, allowing us to stream IPL matches from anywhere.
  • Multiple Indian VPN server locations: Many popular VPNs don’t provide any Indian IP addresses, but we ensured to only recommend VPNs that offer multiple Indian servers, allowing you to get a new IP address if the VPN suddenly stops working with JioCinema.
  • Fast international download speeds: Streaming in a high resolution without buffering requires a fast and stable connection, so we collected download speed results from multiple locations to ensure the VPN provided sufficient speeds.
  • User-friendly apps for many devices: An intuitive interface makes it easy to get an Indian IP address, even if you’re a beginner. It’s also important for a VPN to be compatible with all of your devices, including Fire TV and Android TV, and not just desktop and mobile.
  • Free-to-use: Though completely free VPNs are preferred, we tried workarounds to see how long we could use a premium VPN for free, either through a mobile free trial or via a money-back-guarantee.
  • Private logging policy & strong security features: Some VPNs, especially free ones, don’t properly encrypt your traffic or anonymize your activity. Even if you’re only using it for IPL streaming, we only recommend using a VPN that offers AES-256 or ChaCha20 encryption and using an open-sourced protocol, like WireGuard or Lightway.

Popular VPNs We Don’t Recommend for the IPL

During our first-hand testing of 65 VPNs with the IPL on JioCinema, we found that many usually effective VPNs couldn’t bypass the streaming service’s geo-blocks.

CyberGhost does not unblock JioCinema

Our tests found JioCinema detected top VPNs like CyberGhost.

Here’s a list of some popular VPNs and the specific reasons they didn’t meet our criteria for IPL streaming:

VPN Service Reason for Rejection
PIA Failed to unblock JioCinema on all Indian servers
CyberGhost Failed to unblock JioCinema on all Indian servers
PrivadoVPN Free Failed to unblock JioCinema on all Indian servers
PrivateVPN Persistent black screen during IPL streaming
NordVPN No Indian servers
Proton VPN Free No Indian servers
Windscribe Pro IPL stream quality was excessively blurry
Windscribe Free No Indian servers
Atlas VPN Free No Indian servers
TunnelBear Free No Indian servers

How to Bypass Error Messages on JioCinema

JioCinema enforces strict VPN blocks to comply with its broadcasting agreement with the IPL.

Unlike most streaming sites, JioCinema will allow you to access the home page and menus on its website even if it detects a VPN connection. It will only display an error message when you try to access a video, though you will be blocked outright when using its app.

Here’s how to bypass the two most common JioCinema error messages:

“Something went wrong!”

'Something went wrong' error message on JioCinema

JioCinema will display this error when it detects you are using a VPN and trying to access content on its website. You will see it immediately after clicking the video from the home screen or a sub-menu.

To bypass this error code, you will have to get an IP address that JioCinema has not banned. Make sure you are using either ExpressVPN or Surfshark. If you’re already using Surfshark, you’ll have to connect to its Delhi servers as all others are blocked. No such requirement is needed for ExpressVPN.

“Service Unavailable”

'Service unavailable' error message on JioCinema

You’ll see this error message when JioCinema detects you are using a VPN and you are trying to access its mobile app. Unlike on its website, you won’t even be able to view the home screen.

To get around this, you’ll have to use a VPN that can bypass JioCinema’s geo-blocks. Subscribe to and use either ExpressVPN or Surfshark, which are two we’ve verified work with the streaming service and provide easy-to-use apps for mobile.